An almost aggressive citrus driven by cool peppermint transitions into a clean, clear incense. Blending with sandalwood, this accord is perfectly balanced. Initially on the cool side and rather bracing, Atlantic gradually warms up. Amber emerges in the drydown bringing with it a subtle sweetness, wherein Atlantic finally settles into a relaxed and comfortable skin scent. All of this occurs over a period of 5 or 6 hours. The key to this fragrance is the peppermint, which holds everything together in its cool, uplifting aura without ever noticeably dominating.
Atlantic is an excellent scent of superb quality. It is a refreshing take on the classic masculine fragrance and manages an air of friendly, effortless professionalism. In my opinion, it is ideal for work or the office and seems appropriately suited for day-time wear. Mature, though never stuffy or staid in the least, I recommend Atlantic to anyone who may have found such classics as Bel Ami, Heritage, Eau Sauvage, or Derby appealing, but perhaps just a little too mature for their personal tastes.
Do not hesitate to seek out a sample of this.
23rd February, 2013 (last edited: 01st March, 2013)
This starts out like a symphony orchestra warming up- tuning up if you will. I get an explosion of scents all at once. Lavender leads but I keep getting an overall leather scent weaving in and out of the mix. If you try hard you can discern each ingredient. This settles down to the main score- a delicious melody. Finally all ingredients playing on the same page. This is not any one note dominating fragrance. The typical fragrance pyramid does not apply either. The English peppermint seems to hold the whole arrangement together but does not totally dominate. This is one well balanced and thought out fragrance. The quality of ingredients above reproach. The drydown is a beautiful blend of the sandalwood and frankincense. A splendid balance. As with all Alexandra's perfumes you are transported into a whole other world of perfumery. The difference between mass marketed scents and smaller perfumers is nothing short of stunning. The difference between a cheap transistor radio from the 50's and hi-fi. The difference between analog and digital today. The one organic the other sterile. By comparison mass marketed scents seem cheap and synthetic. And in fact most are. Her web page says of Atlantic-"majestic, spirited, commanding". Ok not much more to add really.